Linked by Bryce Harrington on Wed 2nd Jun 2004 17:15 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces I had to reread Bulia's email three times. It was one of those nigh-mythical events that you read happens in Open Source projects, but never see in person. Yet, amazingly, here it was, and I knew Fred's patch would instantly double Inkscape's utility.
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Re: Inkscape is SLOW
by Jon on Wed 2nd Jun 2004 21:37 UTC

>I'm not sure what is wrong with your setup...

Brad, there is nothing wrong with my setup. I use a PIII 700 Mhz with 256 MBs of RAM, XP Pro and Fedora Core 2. Inkscape is just *slow* on both Linux and Windows, and especially on Windows, where the GTK+ generally sucks (any gtk+ app on Windows is unbearably slow and with bad redraws).

I don't know what kind of machine you have, but running on machines that most geeks have (and many corporations still use), Inkscape feels slow, both on its vector engine and its GTK+ UI. Try loading "Help/Keys and Mouse" or "Help/About Inkscape". The first one takes about 40-50 seconds to load on my machine, and the second one loads the images in patches instead of all of it on the same time, using ugly black redraws. Ugly and slow!